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"I've never once thought of you as an ally. Not you. Not Kushida. Not Hirata. All people are nothing but tools. It doesn't matter how its done. It doesn't matter what needs to be sacrificed. In this world, winning is everything. As long as I win in the end...That's all that matters."
― Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
"Shall I tell you something shocking? The god that you guys worshiped Ehit and the god the demons were worshipping is actually one and the same god. In other words, all of you have been the worshipping the same evil bastard who is telling you to fight and kill each other without ever realizing it!"
― Hajime Nagumo to Liliana S. B. Heiligh about Ehit (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
"What's the line? "Saving people, Hunting things...the Family business." Well, I think the people you save, they're how you justify your pathetic little lives. The alcoholism, the collateral damage, the pain you've caused! The one thing that allows you to sleep at night, the one thing is knowing that these folks are out there, still out there happy and healthy because of you...You great, big, bloody heroes."
― Crowley to Sam and Dean Winchester (Supernatural: S8E22 Clip Show)
Power to possess innate understanding/knowledge of psychology. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude.

Also Called

  • Natural Psychologist
  • Psychological Manipulation
  • Psychology Intuition

Capabilities

The user possesses an incredible and innate understanding/knowledge of psychology and can use it for various purposes, often by changing the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics.

More benevolent users may use it to help those with mental or emotional problems, while the more malevolent users may use it to manipulate others into doing their bidding, or even drive some to acts of murder or suicide.

Applications

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

  • May not work on Indomitable Will users of a higher level.
  • May become paranoid and/or suspicious of others.

Known Users

Comics

  • Doctor Finitevus (Archie Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Maxwell Lord (DC Comics); via Telepathy and Business Intuition
  • Niles Caulder/The Chief (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Alexander "Lex" Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Ra's al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • Spellbinder (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Merry Maker (DC Comics)
  • Hugo Strange (DC Comics)
  • Noah Kuttler/Calculator (DC Comics)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Ahab (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Miles Warren/Jackal (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel Comics); via Telepathy & Mind Control
  • Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics)
  • Moonstone (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Osborn (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathaniel Essex/Mister Sinister (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Raven Darkholme/Mystique (Marvel Comics)
  • Akihiro Daken (Marvel Comics)
  • Malebolgia (Image Comics)
  • Tactically Augmented Organism/TAO (Image Comics/WildStorm Comics)
  • Midnighter (Image Comics/WildStorm Comics)
  • Grigori Rasputin (Hellboy/BRPD)
  • Gideon Graves (Scott Pilgrim series)
  • Toyo Harada (Valiant Entertainment Comics)

Cartoons

  • Roger Smith (American Dad); as Dr. Penguin
  • Vilgax (Ben 10)
  • Aggregor (Ben 10)
  • Jazz Fenton (Danny Phantom)
  • Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom)
  • Spectra (Danny Phantom)
  • Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Bruce (Family Guy)
  • Hannibal Roy Bean (Xiaolin Showdown)

Anime/Manga

  • Usobuki Tadashi (Funouhan)
  • Ehit i (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Ai Magase/Whore of Babylon (Babylon)
  • Laura Stuart (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Griffith/Femto (Berserk)
  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Shūkuro Tsukishima (Bleach)
  • Chartreux "Char" Westia (Boarding School Juliet)
  • Leon Inugami (Boarding School Juliet); originally
  • Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball series)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Team Rocket's Meowth (Pokémon)
  • Johan Liebert (Monster)
  • Light Yagami (Death Note)
  • L Lawliet/L (Death Note)
  • Kaname Kuren (Vampire Knight)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Kiyokawa Hiroto (Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Kan Ki (Kingdom)
  • Uramimasu Alien (Keroro Gunso)
  • Yugi (Tenchi in Tokyo)
  • Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha/Tobi (Naruto)
  • Jonathan (One Piece)
  • Sakazuki/Akainu (One Piece)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
  • Joji Saiga (Psycho-Pass)
  • Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Malty S Melromarc (Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Kyo (Rising of the Shield Hero)

Live Television

  • Holland Manners (Angel)
  • Lindsey McDonald (Angel)
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Angel/Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Maggie Walsh (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Richard Wilkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mr. Trick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
  • Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Rae Cummings (One Life to Live)
  • Marty Saybrooke (One Life to Live)
  • Kendall Hart (All My Children)
  • Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)
  • Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Ruby (Supernatural)
  • Crowley (Supernatural)
  • Nathan 'Nate' Ford (Leverage)
  • Ray McBreen (Haven)

Movies

  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal series)
  • It (Stephen King's It)
  • Samuel Loomis (Halloween)
  • Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Chase Meridian (Batman Forever)
  • Cutler Beckett (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Charlie Bartlett (Charlie Bartlett)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • James Bond (James Bond 007)

Video Games

  • Widget (Ace Attorney)
  • Mundus (Devil May Cry)
  • Arkham (Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening)
  • Sephiroth (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Professor Hojo (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Ozwell E. Spencer (Resident Evil)
  • Dr. Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Hazama/Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Moebius the Time Streamer (Legacy of Kain)
  • Elder God (Legacy of Kain)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)
  • Sir Grodus (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Fate/Extra CCC)
  • Neyla (Sly Cooper series)
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X)
  • Norman Jayden (Heavy Rain)

Literature

  • Long John Silver (Treasure Island)
  • Cassie (Animorphs)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Havelock Vetinari (Discworld)

Others

  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Axem Rangers X (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Alex Cross (Along Came a Spider)
  • Davik (The Legend of Zelda: Sage of Darkness)
  • Tattletale (Worm Web Serial)
  • Lucifer (Christianity)

Known Objects

Quotes

  • Oh, don't try to deny it, Mr. Wayne. I know your mind better than you do. I am Hugo Strang, the greatest psychiatrist in the world. And you...you are the Batman! - Hugo Strange
  • Both of us trying to find meaning in a meaningless world! Why be a disfigured outcast when I can be a notorious Crime God? Why be an orphaned boy when you can be a superhero? You can't kill me without becoming like me. I can't kill you without losing the only human being who can keep up with me. Isn't it IRONIC?! - The Joker

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